Title: Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal
Direction: Lal Jose
Cast: Dileep, Rima Kallingal, Murali Gopi, Parvathi Nambiar, Vijayaraghavan, Tini Tom, Harishree Ashokan, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Shekhar Menon, Arun, Praveena.
Music: Prashanth Pillai
Written by: James Albert
Review By: Princy Berlin
Lal Jose and Dileep come together once again with this film Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal. The movie is quite close to the all time hit of the duo – Meesha Madhavan and Chanthupottu, yet it may be a film that may not impress every movie goer.
Dileep plays Aby Mathew, an ad film maker who will be getting married in another week’s time to a model Annie. At this time Aby visits his ex girlfriend Sini’s home to invite her to his wedding. Sini is a housewife and is married to a boxer Tyson Alex (Murali Gopi). How the visit of her former lover creates issues in Sini’s life and how Aby tries to help her out of the miry situations but only to fall in trouble is all what the movie is about.
The promo of the film was something worth watching and had already created a curiosity in the movie lover’s mind, about the movie. Lal Jose has tried to experiment with a different style of storytelling this time. His great wonder working skills given any kind of a story has worked well for him even this time. It is indeed notteworthy to watch how the successful director has polished his film making skills over the years.
If something has gone wrong with the film, it is due to the lack of punch in the script and cannot be blamed on the director. There are too many people in the film playing too many roles and sometimes really uncalled for. The second half of the film has not received the treatment that the first half has received. Aby, being an ad film maker is truly imaginative but this plot has received the flak due to his excessive imagination. James Albert should have taken care of it.
The movie already received its share of revenue or the making expense, thanks to the satellite channel that brought the telecast rights of it. So, the producer is safe. Music wise, Prashanth Pillai has done a decent job for this film.
Dileep is at his usual list and so are Rima Kallingal and Murali Gopi. The supporting cast is truly supportive though there are so many of them. Parvathi Nambiar has put up a good show but has the inadequacy of a new comer. Cinematography looked apt especially because the movie spoke about an ad film maker’s dilemma. There is some suspense in the climax which you must watch out for. This film is a good one to watch especially if you are along with your family.
Stars: 2.25 / 4